India is urbanizing at an unprecedented scale. Our cities will be home to nearly 600 million people by 2030. To ensure thoughtful, and citizen-centric planning of resources in cities, Lakeer builds the case for data-driven governance and inclusive urban planning to administrators who lead the planning, budgeting and day-to-day running of our cities. Lakeer's long-term vision is to enable a participative and data-led approach to govern these cities.
Dipika has worked across South Asia and East Africa in partnership with organisations such as the World Bank, IFC, The Rockefeller Foundation, Bosch, Unilever, GIZ, Shell Foundation, and PRADAN.
Varun is into venture capital, fundraising, and startup acceleration. He specializes in building institutional partnerships and innovative financing for business-driven social impact. He has done extensive work in building partnerships with institutions like the Omidyar Network, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, DBS, and FMO.